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The Sperm Mix-up Mystery

LEGAL | By Brady McCombs | Friday Apr 25, 2014
The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient’s sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

LEGAL | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

California Delays Decision on Protecting Gray Wolf

LEGAL | By Scott Smith | Apr 18
Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

LEGAL | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk are a binational couple and pose together at their home in San Francisco.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues

LEGAL | By EDGE | Apr 16
Questions answered for bi-national LGBT couples.

5 Things to Know about Tax Day

LEGAL | Apr 15
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Chances of Getting Audited by IRS Lowest in Years

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 15
As millions of Americans race to meet today’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns.

Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax

LEGAL | Apr 14
Financial Advisor Ray Martin sits down with MoneyWatch’s Amey Stone to discuss the impetus for starting the Alternative Minimum Tax and the impact it’s having on the American taxpayer.

Miss the April 15 Deadline! No Problem for Most Taxpayers

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 14
The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret. If you’re due a refund - and about three-fourths of filers get refunds - April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all.

A United States Military Academy cadet checks computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Call of Cyber Duty :: Military Academies Take on NSA

LEGAL | By Michael Hill | Apr 11
A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.

California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

LEGAL | By Fenit Nirappil | Apr 9
A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and a major tourist attraction.